Three weeks prior, the Minnesota Swarm came into HSBC Arena as an undefeated team and left with a loss to the hometown Buffalo Bandits. The Swarm came back hoping to avenge that loss. However, the Bandits had other plans and sent the Swarm packing with an 11-7 win over their hated rivals.
What should be noted is that Buffalo was in the midst of the worst winter storm of the season, including travel advisories which led many fans to wonder (and call the Arena repeatedly) if the game would even be played. The hearty souls of Western NY showed up from near and far, however, to the tune of 12,312 fans there to cheer on their team.
The question is, however; did the fans show up just to see the game, or was the fact that the beautiful Bandettes were signing their new posters before the game a big reason? The line to get autographs kept pretty strong from 6-7 while the Bandettes, all of them tougher than they look and able to brave the storm to make it to the game, signed for their adoring public. They didn't stop with the autographs, however, as they put on some inspired dance routines and helped heat the Arena up while the weather outside tried to cool things down.